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This experience spooked me badly, but I thought it was just an apparition born of fear and self-loathing and booze and loss of blood. But then everywhere I went I had the feeling that a little cat was following me, wanting me to reach down and pick it up, wanting me to open the door and let it in. But I knew what would happen: you let a cat in one time, give it a little milk and then it stays forever.Whether she's writing about airplane turbulence, bulimia, her "feta cheese thighs," or consulting God over how to parent her son, Lamott keeps her spirituality firmly planted in solid scenes and believable metaphors. As a result, this is a richly satisfying armchair-travel experience, highlighting the tender mercies of Lamott's life that nudged her into Christian faith. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book is very dog-eared with much of it underlined or highlighted.
Lamott's response, I think, powerfully demonstrates that the church, and God's love, is big enough for all of us, even those of us who struggle along our path.
One can't help but come to love this child of God, and everyone in her life.
If you have a son or daughter, or just a good friend, who is something of a wild child—and you want to bring them to Jesus—there is no better book to give them than Anne Lamott’s... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Dan Krotz
I'm a crappy reader (or, to be more accurate I suppose, I have a non-specific reading disorder.)
This is one of the few books (on Kindle, because it helps to make words big... Read more
It dragged in places and then suddenly there were pages of brilliance.Published 14 days ago by Mary Ann T. Sotero
I did not think it had very little to do with a spiritual journey.Published 28 days ago by Cathy Silas
Our book club read this last month and everyone could relate to several of her experiences and responses to situations. Made for a great discussion.Published 29 days ago by Marie Tucker